Allegaeon

Fragments of Form and Function

by Chris Colgan

19 October 2010

 
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Allegaeon

Fragments of Form and Function

(Metal Blade)
US: 20 Jul 2010
UK: 19 Jul 2010

Allegaeon hails from Fort Collins, Colorado, playing melodic death metal that also takes hints from technical death metal and black metal. Vocalist Ezra Haynes is a dead ringer for Shagrath of Dimmu Borgir for much of the album, which is always a good place to start for any band’s sound. Guitarists Ryan Glisan and Greg Burgess definitely take inspiration from Into Eternity mastermind Tim Roth, with a healthy dose of Despised Icon included in the mix. Allegaeon fits in nicely with the young melodic death metal scene emerging in the U.S., adding a darker, more complex edge to a cohort that includes Woe of Tyrants, Wretched, and Conducting from the Grave. If you’ve been impressed by any of these artists, then Allegaeon deserves your immediate attention.

Fragments of Form and Function

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